The Blistering Cold

Refugees and asylum seekers throughout Serbia are now experiencing the blistering cold of winter. A national news station recently interviewed RMF Serbia Medical Officer Dr. Daniel Pejkovic.

The translation is below:



Numerous volunteers from the nongovernmental organization are providing protection for refugees 24 hours a day. On winter days, they have more work to do.  


 Daniel Pejković:

“This weather favors development of respiratory infections, and that’s something they get very often. Other than that, we had multiple frostbite cases. Some of those cases were 2 to 3-year-old children.” 


“We also had cases of refugees that have scabies, refugees that have body lice. Skin diseases are very common; that’s something we see throughout the whole year.”

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